Stages – Triumph – 1985



Album Stages by the band Triumph
Album Stages by the band Triumph

Stages is the ninth album by Canadian rock band Triumph, released in 1985.

The album consists of live recordings from various venues during the band’s 1981–1984 tours, as well as one new studio track, “Mind Games”. The album was certified gold in the US by the RIAA and in Canada by Music Canada. Stages showcases Triumph’s hard rock and progressive rock style, with songs like “Magic Power”, “Fight the Good Fight” and “Hold On”. The album also features some of the band’s more popular ballads, such as “Follow Your Heart” and “Somebody’s Out There”. Stages is considered one of the best live albums of the 1980s by fans and critics alike.

Stages” is a solid live album capturing Triumph’s musical strength and stage presence. If you’re a fan of their hard rock sound and want to experience their live energy, it’s worth checking out. However, if you prefer modern production quality or are unfamiliar with the band, you might find other live albums more appealing.


Here’s the personnel of the live album “Stages” by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released in 1985:

– Rik Emmett: Guitars, vocals
– Gil Moore: Drums, percussion, vocals
– Michael Levine: Bass, keyboards
– Gary McCracken: Drums on “Mind Games” due to Gil Moore’s arm injury
– Rob Yale: Keyboards

The album features tracks recorded from various performances over the prior three years (1981–1984), although two new studio tracks were added: “Mind Games” and “Empty Inside” . The remastered CD track listing includes the following songs:

1. “When the Lights Go Down”
2. “Never Surrender”
3. “Hold On”
4. “Magic Power”
5. “Rock & Roll Machine”
6. “Lay it on the Line”
7. “A World of Fantasy (Druh Mer Selbo)”
8. “Midsummer’s Daydream”
9. “Spellbound”
10. “Follow Your Heart”
11. “Fight the Good Fight”
12. “Mind Games”
13. “Empty Inside”

The album captures the energy and excitement of Triumph’s live performances during that period, making it a memorable addition to their discography. If you’d like to learn more, you can find additional details on the Wikipedia page for Stages.



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